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Many cousins of Nollywood

Many cousins of Nollywood

By Madu Chikwendu Failure is an orphan and success has many cousins. This is an English adage, but when transplanted to Africa and Nigeria in particular, where you are your…

Emeka Mba and the triumph of diginaijation (2)

Emeka Mba and the triumph of diginaijation (2)

By Madu Chikwendu The broadcast sector remains part of the Nigerian economy, with its attendant problems. There is the need to look at infrastructure that would support this new initiative,…

Emeka Mba and the triumph of diginaijation

Emeka Mba and the triumph of diginaijation

By Madu Chikwendu Last weekend in Sun Valley , Idaho USA media moguls including the likes of 21st Century Fox Chairman, Rupert Murdoch, debated the future of broadcasting sponsored by investment bankers…

Cannes: Still waiting for a Nigerian winner

Cannes: Still waiting for a Nigerian winner

By Madu Chikwendu On May 26, the Steven Spielberg-led jury announced Blue is the Warmest Color, by Tunisian born  Abdellatif Kechiche, as winner of the Palm d’Or. The Palm d’Or…

NFC, NFVCB, Oronsaye and the deep blue sea

NFC, NFVCB, Oronsaye and the deep blue sea

By Madu Chikwendu The Oronsaye committee has recommended the full fledged commercialisation of Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), for the sister agency, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), it decreed a…

Reel Illiteracy

Reel Illiteracy

By Madu Chikwendu While in Aba, Abia State, recently on a visit, a very disillusioned citizen screamed to my hearing: “They are all Boko Haram …they condemn Boko Haram but…

Many cousins of Nollywood

Many cousins of Nollywood

By Madu Chikwendu Failure is an orphan and success has many cousins. This is an English adage, but when transplanted to Africa and Nigeria in particular, where you are your…

Genius, irrationality, genes

Genius, irrationality, genes

By Madu Chikwendu According to online edition of The Guardian of London “Kenneth Heilman and his team at the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at Cornell University discovered that the brains of…

Dane guns can kill …swimming on dry land

Dane guns can kill …swimming on dry land

By Madu Chikwendu On May 29, 2014 Democracy Day, Borno State Secretary to the Government (SSG), Ambassador Baba Jidda (a very eloquent gentleman) dragged Nollywood into the fray. According to…

Media giants and paper tigers

Media giants and paper tigers

By Madu ChikwenduIn Recent times three announcements may have created hope that the global media order long skewed in favour of the west may finally achieve the long desired balance.…

Of movies and terrorism (3)

Of movies and terrorism (3)

By Madu Chikwendu “The Selous Scouts were officially credited with either directly or indirectly  …responsible for 68% of all terrorists killed –while losing less than forty scouts in the process…

Of movies and terrorism (2)

Of movies and terrorism (2)

By Madu Chikwendu I would like to see a street named after a private who has distinguished himself in action. Surely Nigeria must have its own version of the British Victoria…

Of movies and terrorism (1)

Of movies and terrorism (1)

By Madu Chikwendu Is there any possible link between movies and terrorism? Against the background of the increasing boldness of the Boko Haram insurgents it may be necessary to introspect…

Bold, new steps from Export Council

Bold, new steps from Export Council

By Madu Chikwendu On Monday April 14  2014, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), raised the bar in the race to promote non oil export via a stakeholders’ forum at Sheraton…

Much ado about rebasing

Much ado about rebasing

By Madu Chikwendu “On Saturday April 5, South Africa was Africa’s largest economy …at $354billion …Sunday afternoon, that had changed …Nigeria’s GDP was $509billion” – The Economist. This is not…

Dudun and metaphoric Sarah

Dudun and metaphoric Sarah

By Madu Chikwendu My mother’s name is Sarah and is close to my mother so if you mention that name around me be sure I will take note. You can…

Cannes: Still waiting for a Nigerian winner

Cannes: Still waiting for a Nigerian winner

By Madu Chikwendu On May 26, the Steven Spielberg-led jury announced Blue is the Warmest Color, by Tunisian born  Abdellatif Kechiche, as winner of the Palm d’Or. The Palm d’Or…

Two war chiefs: A Duke and Vampires from Heart of Darkness

Two war chiefs: A Duke  and   Vampires  from Heart of Darkness

By Madu Chikwendu Regrettably I must differ from Fidelis. One year has not been wasted. This is the first time in the history of FEPACI that the organisation is getting…

Two war chiefs: A Duke and Vampires from Heart of Darkness

Madu Chikwendu , Email: madu@maduc.org  There are two pieces involved in this title…Joseph Conrads 1899 novella Heart of Darkness .This novella describes Africa as being the heart of darkness and would…

A nation of actors

A nation of actors

By Madu Chikwendu Iconic playwright and dramatist, William Shakespeare, is celebrated for his many works including the comedy “As You like It”. He differentiates between a comedy of manners and comedy…

Digital revolution and the new world order

Digital revolution and the new world order

By Madu Chikwendu I battled between inserting “social media” and/or “new media’ in the title of this piece but I had a challenge with capturing my primary area (digital filmmaking).…

Any coach would have dropped me, Agbim confesses

Any coach would have dropped me, Agbim confesses

Super Eagles’ Assistant Keeper, Chigozie Agbim, attracted attention of Nigerian football fans owing to his shaky start at the concluded CHAN championship in South Africa. In this chat with our…

PorNowood: Between the soft and hard

PorNowood: Between the soft and hard

By Madu Chikwendu “Playhouse open for children 10am – 4.00 pm for training in children film …adult films also available”. I have long maintained that in my own dictionary an…

Nollywood cauldron and lessons from Ngwaland

Nollywood cauldron and lessons from Ngwaland

By Madu Chikwendu I have chosen to use the world “cauldron” because I grew up reading a lot of folktales and fairy tales. I guess it would have been more…

Drums of war

Drums of war

By Madu Chikwendu Whereas the global cinema industry is agog with the award season which generally culminates in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards otherwise known as…

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